INTERVIEW

People of all political orientation in Province 2 want elections

In a bid to bring the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) on board the election process, the government last week decided to postpone the local level polls in Province 2 for September 18.

Jun 19 2017

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Time’s too short to amend the constitution before the polls

While the second phase of local elections are scheduled for June 28, Nepal still remains mired in political uncertainty, with an agreement between the government and the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) proving elusive.

Jun 12 2017

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We’re starting a new practice that’s given us immense opportunities

With the completion of the first phase of local elections and the presentation of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, there is considerable interest in how the local government will function in the new federal set-up and how the people at the grassroots will benefit.

Jun 05 2017

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We hope the govt will show sincerity in bringing us on board the elections

Amid preparations for the second phase of local level elections in the remaining four provinces, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) has announced a series of protests and their decision to boycott polls unless their demands are met.

Post Report, May 29 2017

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‘I’ll make Kathmandu a better place to live’

CPN-UML’s Bidhya Sundar Shakya was elected the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City on Sunday. With Shakya’s victory, the KMC has got its new mayor after 15 years.

Post Report, May 29 2017

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(Interview) "I plan to build Kathmandu as cultural hub"

CPN-UML’s Bidhya Sundar Shakya has been elected as the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Sunday.

May 28 2017

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'Failing to win won't stop our work'

Ranju Darsana Neupane, widely celebrated youth leader from Bibeksheel Nepali Party, secured third position in the race for Mayoral post for Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

May 28 2017

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Elections can be viewed as referendum on amendment bill

Local elections have finally taken place in the country after a long gap of two decades. While it will take some time for the final results to come out, it is very likely that the CPN-UML will lead the tally.

May 22 2017

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India could cite its security concerns to derail OBOR projects

Last week, Nepal inked a deal on the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative. This makes Nepal an official partner to Beijing’s ambitious plans to revive the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

May 15 2017

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'We are fully prepared for holding first phase of local polls'

Nepal is holding the local level elections after two decades. On the eve of Sunday's vote, Prithvi Man Shrestha talked to Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav about the preparations and how the Election Commission is handling security management and voter education.

Post Report, May 13 2017

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Impeachment motion has exposed vulnerability of constitutional provision

Last week, two major ruling parties filed an impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki, a decision that elicited widespread criticism.

May 08 2017

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